Paperback: £18.99 / $24.95
2012, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 432pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-898-8, BIC 2: JKSF JKSN
Not available from JKP in the UK
Children who are cared for in an out of home placement are in need of support and stability. This classic text offers information and advice for professionals and carers on how to help these children, who will often have attachment difficulties.
Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D. shares her experience and expertise, outlining the significance of attachment and separation, the developmental stages specific to adoptive children and providing guidance on minimizing the trauma of moves. The book also features practical advice on case planning, managing behavior and direct work with children, and throughout are case studies and exercises which provide opportunities for further learning.
A readable, compassionate and practical text, A Child’s Journey Through Placement provides the foundation, the resources, and the tools to help students, professionals, parents and others who care to support children on their journey through placement to adulthood.
30 October 2012
This article written by Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D., ancillary to material from A Child’s Journey Through Placement (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan. 2012), originally published by Perspectives Press. The article first appeared in Pact Press, the magazine of Pact: An Adoption Alliance. The Life Story Book Every individual is entitled to his or her own history. It...
7 February 2012
"It is important that professionals in the field of Child Welfare come to grips with the fact that their job is not to 'save' children or families but to help them cope in the best possible way with the realities of their life experiences. In making major life decisions on behalf of clients – such as decisions about moves, reunification, etc. – it is important to realize that there is rarely an absolute right vs. wrong decision. ... The goal is to implement the decision in a way that minimizes the negatives and accentuates the positives, and that helps the child continue to successfully meet challenges in his own individual journey through life."